Jaakko Kanniainen


H: 190 W: 89

Previous Clubs: Camps Bay High School, Hamiltons RFC U19A (vc)

At only 18, Jaakko had already been a member of the Eagles Junior team which won the National Championship in 2010. After going through rugby bootcamps in South Africa’s Western Province, he now uses his talents as the Eagles 7s and backline coach, though he also has experience in various pack positions. In his spare time he is also a World Rugby lvl 2 certified referee and a World Rugby S&C educator. Jaakko has captained his side for three seasons.

Positions: Fly-Half, Center, Wing, Full Back

Honours: Finnish U20s National team, Finland A, Finland 7s National team (assistant coach, team manager)

Awards: Junior of the year 2009, Back of the year 2014 & 2015, Eagle of the year 2016